WWE is bringing live fans in for TakeOver: 31. They will still have WWE trainees around the ring, and some friends and family as well. This is a controversial time to hold an event with a crowd, but WWE is taking safety seriously.
While speaking with Sports Illustrated, Triple H opened up about the precautions they are taking in regards to live fans. NXT TakeOver: 31 will see real fans along with friends and family around the ring. Triple H stressed how important it is to keep everyone safe.
“We’re taking every single precaution we can, which needs to be done safely, and it’s important to us because fans are the lifeblood of what we do. The real core of this is the fans in those seats reacting to what we do. That gives us our energy and our drive. They dictate the story, and having them there makes all the difference in the world.”
Fans are often an uncredited participant in any match going on in the ring. Their reactions and organic energy can be felt by the performers and fans at home. Hopefully, WWE will not see any unfortunate situation stem from a return of fans so soon after Florida started their third phase of re-opening.